The BC Addiction Recovery Association (BCARA), formerly known as the Recovery Council of BC, was borne out of the early work of BC Centre on Substance Use in 2016 recognizing “Recovery” as an integral part of the continuum of interventions for individuals impacted by addiction and to have a collective voice of providers and other experts in responding to the emerging opioid crisis.
We believe that recovery is accessible, indiscriminate and possible for all British Columbians impacted by addiction. By creating a comprehensive service model that adheres to those beliefs, we can assure quality and long-term sustainability to a model that works for all individuals and organizations and pushes BC to become a leader in addictions services and recovery.
We aim to provide leadership, collaboration, and a unified voice to decision-makers, ensuring an enhanced network of recovery-oriented and research-informed addiction services are readily available and prioritized. We will do this by communicating with and advocating for families and individuals with lived/living experience, develop working groups and think tanks to create solution-based models, and form a relationship with government to communicate those solutions to policy makers.
BCARA Values equity above all. True collaboration and integrity, also part of BCARA values, are only attainable through an equitable lens. BCARA also values innovation and progress. Through these values we believe we can develop creative solutions and achieve significant progress towards our mission.
The Addiction Recovery Association of BC (BCARA) was created to strengthen and enhance the network of recovery providers in BC.
The BC Addiction Recovery Association (BCARA), formerly known as the Recovery Council of BC, was borne out of the early work of BC Centre on Substance Use in 2016 recognizing “Recovery” as an integral part of the continuum of interventions for individuals impacted by addiction and to have a collective voice of providers in responding to the emerging opioid crisis.
In 2020 the leadership team of BCARA registered the association as an independent non-profit society in BC. BCARA membership includes leaders from licensed and registered residential addiction provider organizations; Community Based Substance Use Recovery organizations; and individuals recognized as experts in recovery- oriented systems of care (ROSC) who have conducted research in ROSC and/or made contributions to the recovery sector as verified by the BCARA Board of Directors.
Our newly adopted Strategic Plan is our guiding document for the next 3 years.
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